Lapis Exilis wrote:
I see the ending like Schrodinger's cat. The top neither remains spinning nor falls within the audience's perception, therefore the story's "quantum state" is never collapsed.
That is, it is both a dream and reality.
It's a statement about fiction in general.
Funny you should phrase it that way, as the "official" trope name for this also involves cats.
(I also like that the entry there for Inception
essentially states that Nolan incepted the audience by not showing the top falling.)